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Toilet Theremin

For self amusement and guidance.
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Theremins are usually straight and pointing upwards, but if you made one that was a hoop instead, it could be placed in the rim of your toilet. When urinating, the note would change in frequency as the stream of piss gets closer to or further away from the rim. This would have two benefits:

1) When going to the toilet in the dark, the note emitted would change as you get closer to the edge thus warning you and allowing you to take immediate action.

2) You could use it to play music.

Note: This idea was originally in an anno to 'Musical Urinal' but I just took a notion to post it for its own sake.

stupop, May 02 2002

musical urinal http://www.halfbake...ea/Musical_20Urinal
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       Add a black light, which I've heard will cause the urine to luminesce. Then you'll have all the makings for a scary "Bride of Frankenstein" type toilet session.
waugsqueke, May 02 2002
  

       Cheaper than hiring Portishead to play in your lav, too.
calum, May 02 2002
  

       MY IDEA STILL LIVES!!!
barnzenen, May 02 2002
  

       Try playing:
'Singing in the rain'
'Raindrops keep falling on my head'
'Tambourine Man' or when you really have to go:
'Kashmir'
phoenix, May 02 2002
  

       ...the 1812 Overture...
RayfordSteele, May 03 2002
  

       Don't forget that Theremins also have a second control on them for volume; in fact, u could just set it up to produce one tone and get louder the closer u get to the edge but that would be a bit boring.
squigbobble, May 14 2005
  

       Original + easily baked + lots of fun = bun.
wagster, May 14 2005
  

       I'd try to get the Doctor Who theme going.
Detly, May 14 2005
  

       How about modulating volume by flow rate?
Detly, May 14 2005
  

       Practicing stacatto could be good pelvic floor muscle exercise. [+]
coprocephalous, Apr 07 2006
  

       Eww.   

       Great.
shapu, Apr 07 2006
  

       Nice One! - I assume that the device would not be afected by - ahem- any hidden piercings while sitting down??
Mind the feedback, by the way.
gnomethang, Apr 07 2006
  

       I see a whole band forming, Theremin, steel drum urinal...   

       Don't pee on the amp or cords.
RayfordSteele, Jul 21 2009
  
      
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